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Executive Summary

Eddie Stobart Logistics plc provides logistics, distribution, and warehousing services for a range of service sectors and industrial clients in the United Kingdom and internationally.


Snowflake Analysis

Weak fundamentals or lack of information.

Share Price & News

How has Eddie Stobart Logistics's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: ESL's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

17.1%

ESL

3.0%

GB Transportation

1.8%

GB Market


1 Year Return

-89.7%

ESL

-35.2%

GB Transportation

-12.2%

GB Market

Return vs Industry: ESL underperformed the UK Transportation industry which returned -37.2% over the past year.

Return vs Market: ESL underperformed the UK Market which returned -14.4% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

ESLIndustryMarket
7 Day17.1%3.0%1.8%
30 Day-0.6%-3.1%6.5%
90 Day9.6%-34.7%-9.9%
1 Year-89.7%-89.7%-31.9%-35.2%-8.0%-12.2%
3 Year-94.0%-94.6%-27.1%-35.9%-5.6%-17.2%
5 Yearn/a-23.5%-37.3%11.2%-13.7%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Eddie Stobart Logistics's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Eddie Stobart Logistics undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


In this section, we usually try to help investors determine whether Eddie Stobart Logistics is trading at an attractive price based on the cash flow it is expected to produce in the future. But as Eddie Stobart Logistics has not provided consistent financial data, and the stock also has no analyst forecast or coverage, its intrinsic value cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst consensus cash flow predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 89% of companies covered by Simply Wall St do have a valuation analysis.


Next Steps

  • Take a look at our analysis of ESL’s management and see if the CEO’s compensation is within a reasonable range, who is on the board and if insiders have been trading lately.
  • When valuing a company like this, investors focus more on how they perceive the size of the opportunity, the company's ability to deliver and scale, and the strength of the team. While we are not analysing this type of data at the moment, if you don’t know where to start, we recommend reading through Eddie Stobart Logistics regulatory filings.
  • Explore potentially undervalued companies in the Transportation industry.

Future Growth

How is Eddie Stobart Logistics forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

14.9%

Forecasted Transportation industry annual growth in earnings


In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Eddie Stobart Logistics has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.


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Past Performance

How has Eddie Stobart Logistics performed over the past 5 years?

-88.9%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: ESL is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: ESL is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: ESL is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -88.9% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare ESL's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: ESL is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Transportation industry (9.4%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: ESL's liabilities exceed its assets, so it is difficult to calculate its Return on Equity.


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Financial Health

How is Eddie Stobart Logistics's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: ESL has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering short term liabilities.

Long Term Liabilities: ESL has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering long term liabilities.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: ESL has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than a high debt level.

Reducing Debt: ESL's has negative shareholder equity, so we do not need to check if its debt has reduced over time.


Balance Sheet


Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: Insufficient data to determine if ESL has enough cash runway based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: Insufficient data to determine if ESL has enough cash runway if its free cash flow continues to grow or shrink based on historical rates.


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Dividend

What is Eddie Stobart Logistics's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate ESL's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate ESL's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if ESL's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if ESL's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: ESL is not paying a notable dividend for the UK market.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of ESL's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the UK market.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

0.5yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

Eddie Stobart Logistics has no CEO, or we have no data on them.


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Adrian John Collins
Non Executive Chairman0.083yrno datano data
Christopher Casey
Non-Executive Director3.08yrsUK£70.00k0.0020% £642.6
Stephen Harley
Non-Executive Director3.08yrsUK£60.00k0.0079% £2.6k
Saki Riffner
Director0.33yrno data0.30% £95.6k
Sébastien Desreumaux
Director0.50yrno datano data

0.5yrs

Average Tenure

64yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: ESL's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 0.5 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Eddie Stobart Logistics plc's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Eddie Stobart Logistics plc
  • Ticker: ESL
  • Exchange: AIM
  • Founded: 1970
  • Industry: Trucking
  • Sector: Transportation
  • Market Cap: UK£32.290m
  • Shares outstanding: 377.66m
  • Website: https://www.eddiestobart.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Eddie Stobart Logistics plc
  • Stretton Green Distribution Park
  • Langford Way
  • Warrington
  • Cheshire
  • WA4 4TQ
  • United Kingdom

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
ESLAIM (London Stock Exchange AIM Market)YesOrdinary SharesGBGBPApr 2017
9ESBST (Boerse-Stuttgart)YesOrdinary SharesDEEURApr 2017

Biography

Eddie Stobart Logistics plc provides logistics, distribution, and warehousing services for a range of service sectors and industrial clients in the United Kingdom and internationally. It operates through Road Transport, Contract Logistics and Warehousing, and EU Transport segments. The company offers road transportation services through a fleet of trucks and trailers; and contract logistics and warehousing services, and shipping container services. It also provides courier and express freight services; rail freight services; pallet distribution services; and recruitment services for the logistics sector. The company primarily serves manufacturing, industrial and bulk, e-commerce, retail, and consumer sectors. The company was formerly known as Greenwhitestar UK plc and changed its name to Eddie Stobart Logistics plc in April 2017. Eddie Stobart Logistics plc was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Warrington, the United Kingdom. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/05/27 08:14
End of Day Share Price2020/05/26 00:00
Earnings2019/05/31
Annual Earnings2018/11/30


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.